Nordson Corporation ( NDSN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 22, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 09, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NDSN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 22.22% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $79.73, the dividend yield is 1.1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NDSN was $79.73, representing a -6.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.95 and a 21.21% increase over the 52 week low of $65.78.
NDSN is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ). NDSN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.43. Zacks Investment Research reports NDSN's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.62%, compared to an industry average of 9.1%.